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From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:58:00 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.(image)

Flipping lids! Chinese barber offers eyelid shaves

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:28:09 -0500

CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - Chinese street barber Xiong Gaowu deftly scrapes a straight razor along the inside of his customer's eyelid.(image)

Two American tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie' at temple

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:58:00 -0500

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.(image)

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:50:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.(image)

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:43:42 -0500

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.(image)

British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:06:52 -0500

AMMAN (Reuters) - At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.(image)

U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:40:15 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said.(image)

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:19 -0500

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.(image)

I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:32:17 -0500

(Reuters) - A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath.(image)

'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34:59 -0500

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.(image)